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The Vision and the Scarlet Witch
12 issue miniseries



October 1985
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 1: "Lovers"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Andy Mushynsky
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Scarlet Witch breaks into Project Pegasus to free the Vision who's being studied by Henry Gyrich. They both resign as Avengers and head out to Leonia, New Jersey and look for a new home. Unfortunately, they're attacked by zombies and the Vision is rendered inoperative and the Scarlet Witch is captured. The Vision learns that Nekra and Black Talon are controlling the zombies and that these villains are working for the Grim Reaper. The Vision frees the Scarlet Witch and they escape. However, they've learned that the Grim Reaper has somehow managed to create an undead version of Simon Williams.

Jay's Notes:

  • This issue recaps the origins of both the Scarlet Witch and the Vision.
  • Continued in West Coast Avengers #2.


November 1985
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 2: "Brothers"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Andy Mushynsky
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Ultron and his robots attack the Avengers and force their Quinjet down. They're taken captive and join Hank Pym and Wonder Man in the Grim Reaper's holding pens. Wonder Man lashes out against the brother, the Grim Reaper, and frees his teammates. The Grim Reaper makes a getaway and the Vision and Wonder Man pursue him. They take a moment and acknowledge each other as true brothers. They confront the Grim Reaper and Wonder Man tries to convince him that he's really Simon. The Grim Reaper can't handle it and flees, but trips on the edge of the cavern and falls to his death. Meanwhile, the Avengers have taken care of the other villains, but Ultron and Nekra escaped.


December 1985
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 3: "Ancestors"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Jim Mooney
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Vision and Scarlet Witch talk about having children, but are interrupted by the Salem Seven. They're captured and are to be sacrificed as part of a satanic ritual. They learn that the Salem Seven have killed Agatha Harkness, the Scarlet Witch's mentor. Fortunately, they free themselves and disrupt their ceremony. The Scarlet Witch channels the magical energies of the ceremony and uses it to make herself pregnant.


January 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 4: "Mutant Romance Tales"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Jim Mooney
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange confirms that the Scarlet Witch is pregnant. The Vision and the Scarlet Witch get settled into their new suburban home. However, not everyone is happy about having an android and a mutant in their neighborhood and plan to do something about it. Fortunately, the mob is turned back by a couple of amateur super heroes Glamor and Illusion. The spirit of Agatha Harkness pays the Scarlet Witch a visit.


February 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 5: "The Others Call It ...  All Hallow's Eve"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Jack Abel/Mike Esposito
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
On Halloween, the Scarlet Witch sets up an elaborate ceremony and communicates with the spirit of Agatha Harkness. Unfortunately, the restless spirits of the Salem Seven attack her and drag her down to the land of the dead. It turns out to be the work of Samhain (from the first Vision and Scarlet Witch miniseries). However, he's stopped by the combined efforts of the Vision, Glamor, Illusion, Agatha Harkness and the Scarlet Witch.



March 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 6: "No Strings Attached"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
The Vision and Scarlet Witch host a Thanksgiving supper and Magneto shows up which of course makes everyone uneasy. Magneto, Quicksilver, and the Vision are drawn into a battle against what seems to be the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. It turns out to be the Toad who's using some of the Stranger's technology. They defeat and capture him.


April 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 7: "Batteries Not Included!"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
The Vision approaches Captain America and Namor to learn more about the Original Human Torch in hopes of remembering that past since his android body was once that of the Human Torch until it was reconfigured by Ultron. The Toad escapes from the Vault and captures the Vision. He attacks the Vision in a fit of jealousy believing that the Scarlet Witch should have loved him. The Vision escapes from the Toad and returns home.



May 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 8: "Sweet Sister!"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
Power Man drops in on the Vision and the Scarlet Witch as he's being pursed by demons. Quicksilver joins them and they tracks these demons to their source in downtown New York City. They battle it out with the demon lord and drive him off. Meanwhile, Crystal has apparently fallen in love with one of the Vision and Scarlet Witch's neighbors.


June 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 9: "Off-Line! "
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
The Vision and Scarlet Witch accompany Glamor and Illusion on a trip down to New Orleans to enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities. Unfortunately, the Enchantress seduces the Vision and uses him as a pawn to steal a valuable jewel. The Vision successfully resists the Enchantress' control and with some help from the Scarlet Witch, they send her off. However, it looks as though Glamor and Illusion have stolen the valuable jewel.


July 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 10: "Spring Fever"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
Crystal, who has been having an affair on Earth, has been overcome by an overdose of a potion to guard against the planet's harmful pollution. She's taken back to Attilan and when Quicksilver finds out about the affair he freaks out and tries to kill her lover. Unfortunately, it takes the Vision and most of the Inhuman Royal Family to stop him and to talk some sense to him. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Witch helps nurse Crystal back to health.


August 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 11: "A Taxing Time"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
Peter Parker, on assignment for Now Magazine, stop in at the home of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch to take pictures of the famous couple and their house. Just afterwards, the Vision is attacked once again by the Toad wearing battle armor. Fortunately, Spidey joins the battle, but they're unable to stop him from reaching the Scarlet Witch. The pregnant Scarlet Witch uses her hex powers to defeat the Toad.


September 1986
The Vision and Scarlet Witch # 12: "Double-Sized Climax"
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Richard Howell
Inker: Frank Springer
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Scarlet Witch goes into labour and the Vision rushes her to the hospital where Dr. Strange delivers two health baby boys, Thomas and William. Meanwhile, Nekra has found the body of her lover, the Grim Reaper, and has brought him back to life as an undead. Wonder Man and Magneto, who were both stopping by to visit the Scarlet Witch, are attacked by Nekra and the Grim Reaper. However, they don't have any problems defeating the villains in time to be beside the Scarlet Witch as she and the Vision introduce their twin sons.

Jay's Notes:

  • Double-sized final issue.


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